Democratic New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker is now allowed to run concurrently for president and Congress for the election year of 2020, after the governor of his state recently helped pass a law.
As Politico reports, Democratic New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy put his signature on a bill Thursday that could ultimately be remembered as “Cory’s Law,” or even “Murphy’s Law.” It states that New Jersey senators or representatives can run for Congress at the same time they’re seeking the presidency. (RELATED: Cory Booker: Things Are ‘Savagely Wrong’ In America)
The new law would also enable Booker to be tapped as a running mate for another Democratic presidential nominee and still run for his Senate seat. (RELATED: Cory Booker: Canada Is Out-Americaning America)
Booker is not referenced in the legislation but, according to Politico, N.J. Senate President Stephen Sweeney said the intent of the bill was to avoid potential legal challenges to any dual candidacies for Booker. “I think it was clear, but this was just to stop any lawsuits to slow him down,” he said.
The senator was very outspoken during the Senate committee hearings for the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Booker proclaimed that it didn’t really matter if Kavanaugh was “innocent or guilty” of the sexual misconduct allegations that surfaced prior and during the hearing.